Duncan asks for states' policies on student seclusion, restraint

08/4/2009 | Disability Scoop

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sent a letter to state education leaders requesting each state's policy on the restraint and seclusion of students. The request comes after release of a government report that revealed allegedly abusive or deadly uses of the tactics, almost all involving children with disabilities. Duncan told Congress in May he would ensure that all states have policies regarding the practices before the school year begins.

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